Never Happened

(Skutok sa stal)

If your past isn't clear, it can catch up to you in the future. The mafia's brutal practices in the Slovak political arena in the 1990s opened the door to recent events.

The still unexplained murder of former police officer Robert Remiáš in 1996, which appears to have involved the Slovak secret service at the behest of those in the highest places, remains a major blemish on the young Slovak democracy. The year before, the state directed the kidnapping of the son of the Slovak president, with whom the then Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar had a dispute. And Remiáš, who was the only witness to the kidnapping, became inconvenient. This suggestive documentary alternates between genres and narrative methods, with which the filmmaker evokes the dramatic effect and period authenticity of the 1990s. At some point the past is shockingly interconnected with the present.

About the film

Director: Barbora Berezňáková
Slovakia, Czech Republic
2019 | 81 min.

Language: Czech, German, Hungarian, Slovak

Subtitles: English

Director

Barbora Berezňáková

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2020

Filmography
2019 - Never Happened
2019 - Spýtaj sa vašich: 89

Barbora Berezňáková

Screenings

12. 09. 17:00 Kasárna Karlín
Audio Description
DiscussionMatěj Šámal,
Tickets
17. 09. 18:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionHana Blaha Šilarová, Producer
Tickets

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